The Welsh site chosen to build the next 200mph TVR series will be announced in two or three weeks, it was stated yesterday.
The un-named car was first announced in 2015 and it soon attracted over 350 deposits from TVR enthusiasts.
Originally, it was to be a centre-piece manufacturing site on the Circuit of Wales development but that has hit planning and financial issues, and in March 2016 TVR said it would look at another location in the Ebbw Vale area, and indicated an announcement would be made “in the coming weeks”.
There are understood to be physical difficulties with alternative sites in the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone which have been considered and 14-months later there is still no site announced for the Welsh factory. Yesterday a spokeswoman for TVR said, “An official announcement regarding the factory will be made in two or three weeks,” but declined to confirm if the first batch of cars would be assembled in Wales or elsewhere.
TVR will be unveiling its eagerly awaited new sports car to the public at the Goodwood Revival on 8-10 September, 2017.
Created in conjunction with Gordon Murray Design, the 1200 kg car promises 200mph performance and 0-60mph in less than 4 seconds.
With the special launch edition car being offered at under £90,000, anticipation and demand for the 400bhp per tonne, five-litre, Cosworth developed V8-powered car is already at fever-pitch.
The unveiling of the car at the Goodwood Revival is a first for the world-renowned Sussex-based event and it will go on display in the ‘Earls Court’ building at the Revival, and will be showcased at the centre of a display which features a number of older, heritage TVRs, in celebration of the British marque’s 70th anniversary.
|TVR has held back a small allocation of the 500 Launch Edition cars for the public unveiling, so will soon close the order book, before re-opening it on the 8 September.
In January 2016 TVR said the first batch of production cars would be made using F1 type carbon-fibre tub to dramatically reduce weight and subsequent series will utilise regular composites.
The un-named model was first announced in 2015 and it soon attracted over 350 deposits before TVR said it would be built in Wales with financial assistance from the Welsh Government.
Originally it was to be a centre piece manufacturing site on the Circuit of Wales development but that has hit planning and financial issues and in March 2016, TVR said it would look at another location in the Ebbw Vale area, and indicated an announcement would be made “in the coming weeks”.
|Speaking of the planned public launch, Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said, “We are incredibly excited to be unveiling the new car at the Goodwood Revival.
“It’s the first time a global launch of a new car has occurred at the event, and it seems an entirely appropriate place for us to do it, with the marque’s motorsport heritage and an enthusiastic audience of dedicated car fans – and in our 70th anniversary year.
“After a series of secret private viewings organised for the benefit of existing customers for the new car, we know that we have a surefire hit on our hands, and very much look forward to seeing the public reaction in September.”